Creating Celtic Knotwork

Creating Celtic Knotwork : A Fresh Approach to Traditional Design

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"The complex designs can be confusing, but I love how this book makes it simple to follow. The author offers two innovative -- and very simple -- approaches to designing unique celtic knot designs that make it easy enough for (almost) anyone to create their own." -- Daily Greet Whether you're a complete beginner or have already attempted to learn the art of Celtic knotwork, this is the book for you! Artists at all levels will treasure this guide, which not only demonstrates how to duplicate patterns from a rich and varied gallery of examples but also how to take the next step to creating your own unique designs.
This newly revised edition of Creating Celtic Knotwork features a wealth of added material and revisions. Author Cari Buziak draws upon her extensive teaching experience to present easy-to-understand, well-illustrated instructions that explain all the basic techniques of Celtic patterns as well as the art's meaning and history. In addition to spirals, mazes, and step patterns, the designs include dragons, hounds, and other animals as well as human forms. Exercises and tips encourage experimentation that will allow you to develop your own variations on traditional forms. Information on drawing tools, painting materials, transferring patterns, and other practical aspects will help you get started right away.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 210 x 279 x 10.16mm | 544.31g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0486820335
  • 9780486820330
  • 84,275

Table of contents

The BasicsBorders & CornersCrossesSpiralsMaze & Step PatternsZoomorphicsTechniques & MaterialsConclusion
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About Cari Buziak

Cari Buziak currently lives in Calgary, Alberta, with one cat, one dog, and one beehive. She enjoys crafting, creating costumes, knitting and quilting. In a mix of old techniques (handmade gesso, egg tempera, gold leaf) and new (several Mac computers) she re-creates ancient manuscripts in painted and digital form for a wide variety of merchandising and fine art needs.
Cari's current and past published works include book illustrations for Interweave Press, Penguin/Pearson Books, Llewellyn Publications, and Chronicle Books as well as designing Irish dance dresses, jewelry designs, and other commissioned works. Her work has been featured in design magazines, and she has had gallery exhibitions in Calgary, Toronto, Indiana, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, Oregon, Japan, London, and New York. Cari's artwork also appears in private collections in Canada, Europe, Japan, and the United States.
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18 ratings
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